Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Breakfast Fail and Bike WIN!

Oh yeah, Breakfast the last three days was definitely a FAIL. 

Monday: No breakfast. An apple and some pretzel's by 11:30. Tuesday: Breakfast at 10:15! AFTER I taught a class and it was a muffin. Wednesday, a half day "off" another muffin: Apple caramel. Proof: 

I blame time, I blame convenience, but it's bunk. It's my fault and only I can change it. 

On a brighter and LIGHTER note: I got my new bike! (20lbs exactly! A very light note!) 

There is a story behind it yes, of COURSE! 

The game plan was to get a bike for the TRI. Learn to swim, get a bike, rock the TRI. Learn to swim was moderately achieved, get a bike was an EPIC win, and rocking the TRI postponed.

 Well, I wanted a nice road bike, not just another ten speed (RIP Murray), but not an over the top expensive Tri bike since I didn't know how many of them I would do in the future. I went to the "bike store" and settled on a Trek 1 series somewhere between 5-600 new. 

So, I got a picture of a bike, had a talk with God and started to thank him for bringing me my Trek bike for the Tri. I know, I know... it's kind of out there. But I believe that God cares about the little things in our lives, that he wants us to succeed to bring him glory and that he LOVES us! 

I didn't know whether someone would give me the bike, give me the money or if I would get it myself. I prayed for about 2 months and then at church one Sunday met a guy who just started a bike shop from his home. He asked if I had any bikes, I said yes, three, but that I was looking for another, one that I could use in my Tri.  

He said, I have a Trek that would fit you. I thought to myself, oh not the "new" kind I am looking for, but went to see it anyway. 

Fact: It was the kind I wanted. As a matter of fact it was the 2 series, the step up from what I wanted
Fact: He was asking as much as I wanted to pay for the Trek one series
Fact: It Tri Suit. Matches it. I am such a girl.
Fact: Since getting a job with my apartment building I was able to use that extra money, for the bike. 


Yes, even my bike story has to do with God providing. Yes, I think the little details are in his hands, that he is working in our lives when we don't even know it. That he cares whether or not things match. I think that all of our steps are guided and are creating a life that when we step back from it, one, three and ten years out, we will see the beauty of the picture he is painting for us--WITH us! 

It won't be this weekend, but SOME weekend, the new bike and I will hook up with the matching Tri Suit and a lake wreak havoc! On a side note, I picked up this SICK 1980's bike stand at the thrift store for 2 bucks!! Hello Minnesota winter!! 

Who IS this guy and his super hot, short shorts? I wonder if he's on or if some lucky lady already snatched him up! The box alone was worth the two bucks, I will give this thing a test drive and let you know if it's a go or a NO! 

Have you ever asked God for something and had him provide? I am just waiting for the comment that says I should have a talk with him about muffins for breakfast!! 

Do you use a bike stand indoors? 


Cheryl S. said...

Ha! Not gonna touch the muffin thing! But, I will share that I too have experienced God caring about the little things. Now, mine is pretty silly really in the grand scheme of things. But, here goes.

I was dating a guy for awhile and we were long distance at the time. I asked him to send me one of his denim shirts so I could wear it, smell him, feel close to him even in the distance. But, he wouldn't do it.

About the same time, God was really "courting" me too, wanting my whole heart to belong to Him. So, I was driving down the road one day and up ahead could see something laying in the road. I drove past it, but just as I did I could have sworn it was a coat or something.

I turned around and came back, stopped in the middle of the road to find a denim shirt, clean, smelling sweet! I slipped it on and knew at once it was God's love wrapped all around me.

I thought it was pretty cool...and that smell? I still say it was the fragrance of the Holy Spirit!

Loved your story!

Megan said...

Matthew 6:31-34... God knows what you need! That is so awesome how you got that bike. Have a great day!

Shan said...

I like this! I have been pining for some cute fall boots on sale at Title Nine for about 2 months. But as a SAHM raising a family on one income, I cannot justify buying them just yet. Still, I rarely spend (much) $ on myself--my girls come first--and it would make me feel so happy about sending my daughters off to school in the fall if I could rock some hip boots at preschool drop-off! ;) (I know, sounds vain. But honestly it's about the simple pleasures of life. Sometimes as a full-time at-home mom it's easy to forget about yourself and stop taking care of yourself on a daily basis. Dressing up now and then makes you feel good!) I am about to try out a new freelance writing opportunity. I am hoping this is God's way of providing me with the extra pocket money to buy those boots! :)

Today's Triumph said...

Sweet bike stand!! New bikes are SO exciting : )

Dr. TriRunner said...

Mary!!! Would you mind passing on this guy's info and the name of his bike store? No joke - I was in Penn Cycle yesterday looking at Trek 1 series (because I don't think I can afford much more than $500). I need a new road bike for school commuting - my Raligh just isn't going to cut it! I have the paneers on hold and everything... now I just need bike!

I will definitely be using my trainer on our PORCH this winter. I have to check with my "bike guys" if having a trainer out in the cold temps would mess with it, but other than that, heck. yes.

I also spin during the winter - a definite staple in my training plan. How are the spin classes at the Y?

teacherwoman said...

Your new ride reminds me of my Trek Pilot 1.2! Love it!

And yes, I have a trainer to ride my bike indoors. Would much rather do that during the winter than get all bundled up and head to the gym to ride! LOL... unless it's a SPIN class!

Rachelle said...

I'm not religious at all, but I am a huge believer in the fact that if you set your mind on something and have a positive attitude, doors will open and circumstances will fall into place to bring you what you want. Heck, sometimes you don't even have to think about it that hard. It happens to me a lot.

Huge fan of riding indoors when the weather doesn't permit outside rides. I splurged on a Computrainer a few years ago, and have really enjoyed it.

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